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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:59 AM
I've been playing this game since the launch, first time I come across this piece of art.
My first day in guild wars 2, I saw the vistas and the first thing that popped into my head was assassin's creed viewpoints, The Anomaly was another piece of the legendary AC game, I like how they take the best of all worlds, having an apple of eden in guild wars 2 is great news to AC fan like me!
Sadly focus is not a very popular weapon, and not even used by my profession(ranger) yet still I want to reroll just for this weapon.
do you think the similarities between gw2 and assassin's creed were intended?
Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:11 AM
While I can see the similarities there, I'm not entirely sure it was a direct homage. I mean, a ball of glowing energy is practically a shoo-in for a focus in a game like GW2, regardless of similarities with things in other games. But, I do agree that there are indeed AC references left and right in GW2.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:25 AM
They are rather known for putting in all sorts of references to just about anything, as is probably very clear with the latest update: superadventurebox. But also in naming, weapons etc they reference all sorts of things. So while I couldn't possible konw what their intentions were when adding this focus, it wouldn't surprise me at all if it indeed is added as a reference to AC.
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